MATCHDAY LIVE: Bolton Wanderers 0 v Leicester City 1
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And that concludes the press conference
DF:" I feel for the players as they have just come up short against a very good team"
DF: "I thought today you have seen two top goalkeepers"
DF: "Leicester have done it in a way i would like to do it - young hungry players"
DF: "There is no doubt I am building a team who are committed and willing to put their bodies on the line"
DF: "You have to give credit to them they had the lions sense of possession"
DF: "I do believe we gave it a right good go and I do believe another time this season we could have won the game"
DF: "Our spirit and commitment got us through the first-half"
DF: "We had a late injury to Alex Baptiste so we had to change our shape"
Freedman enters the press room
That concludes Nigel Pearsons press conference, now we will await the arrival of Freedman
NP: "We will have a go at it" - regarding his chances of winning the next two games
NP: "We want to finish the season well, we have a moral obligation to do that"
NP: "We have earned the right to play in the top league"
NP: "The club is in a good situation"
NP: "We will spend money as wisely and as positively as possible"
NP: "The club is in a good place"
NP: "We have players of value now"
NP: "We are in good shape as a football club in terms of the debt that we are managing"
NP: "The most important thing out of it all is as a group they have showed a togetherness and comitment to the teams success"
NP: "There is a lot of very interesting stories, we have some players who were here at my first spell at the club so it is great for people like that"
NP: "There are a lot of strong squads in this league"
NP:"We played some nice football tonight"
NP: "It is nice to finish of the season well, we have got to 96 points now which is a really good total"
NP: "It is nice to win it ourselves"
Nigel Pearson has entered the press room
Still waiting in the press room here at the Reebok, will bring updates live as soon as either manager enters the room
Expecting the arrival of Freedman any moment now
And don't forget to stay tuned for all the reaction from the post-match press conference
The trophy will be lifted on the pitch in the coming minutes
The moment the whistle was blown all the players, substitutes and coaching staff ran over and celebrated with their supporters
Leicester run out 1-0 winners on the night which secures them the SkyBet Championship Trophy
The referee brings the game to an end
Leicester are keeping the ball at the back
Knight hooks clear a dangerous Drinkwater cross
Knight drills a 30-yard shot into the side netting
There will be a minimum of four minutes added time
Leicester are looking to run down the clock now as Schmeichel keeps the ball at his feet
Bogdan clears a Drinkwater cross from the right
Wood beats Knight and lifts the ball over the head of the outrushing Bogdan but the referee spots a foul on Knight and awards Bolton a free-kick
And the striker now re-enters the frame
Jutkiewicz limps off the pitch with the physio
Hammond is on to replace Knockaert
Strong save by Bogdan as he keeps out a fierce Wood drive from close range
Great irony by the Leicester fans, who applaud the youngster Lester
Chungy is replaced by another youth team graduate - Chris Lester
Knockaert curls a shot from the edge of the area straight at Bogdan
Knight heads Chungy's corner back in to the mix and Wheater directs his header straight at the goalkeeper
Kellet gets to the by-line and his cross is blocked behind by Da Laet
Bolton launch a counter-attack from the corner and Beckford goes it alone but his tame shot is held by Schmeichel
Kellet has slotted straight in to the left-midfield role that Hall occupied
Knight turns Knockaert's cross behind for a corner
Hall is being replaced by Andrew Kellet for the youth team graduates debut
Jutkiewicz picked up a missed clearence by Wasilewski and tried to squeeze the ball in at the near-post but Schmeichel got down quickly to tip it around the post
As things stand, Leicester are champions. And boy, they are making sure everybody in the ground knows about that!
James shoots high and wide from 25-yards
Beckford fizzes an effort past the near-post after pushing Morgan out of the way
A number of consecutive Bolton corners end with Knight heading over the crossbar
Seconds after Bolton's best chance of the game, Dyer cuts in from the right and sends the travelling supporters into delirium with an arrowed shot across goal straight into the top corner
Dyer scores for Leicester
What a superb chance for Jutkiewicz who raced away from Wasilewski to latch onto a Beckford pass and his shot beat the 'keeper but also beat the upright. So close!!
Chungy is given a telling off by the referee for tripping Knockaert on the halfway line
Da Laet heads clear Hall's deep cross with Jutkiewicz waiting to pounce behind him
Jutkiewicz drags a shot inches past the upright after Chungy got to the by-line and cut the ball back
15,569 is tonight's official attendance
The ball finds its way to Morgan at the back-post who is tackled and Bolton clear
Trotter challenges Konchesky and the visitors have a corner
Wood and Dyer come on to replace Mahrez and King
Drinkwater gets to the by-line and his cross hits Knight but brilliant reactions from Bogdan keep the scores level
Big shout for a penalty there as the ball hits Ream in the penalty area. The referee is right on the spot to wave away the protests
Bolton clear and launch a counter-attack through Chungy but his final pass to Hall is intercepted
Knockaert shoots from 18-yards and Bogdan produces a brilliant save to push it behind for a corner
Chungy's shot from the edge of the area is blocked by Morgan
Da Laet broke through the Bolton defence and pulled the ball back for Nugent but he got his shot all wrong and it goes behind for a goalkick
Bolton have switched to a 4-2-3-1 formation with Mills at right-back, Ream left-back and Wheater & Knight in the middle
Bolton get the second-half underway
HT sub: Beckford is on for White
The referee brings the first-half to an end
There will be a minimum of one minute added time
James finds space at the edge of the area and looks to bend the ball into the corner but Bogdan read it and got across his goal early to save
Bogdan plucks James' following corner out of the air
Knight heads James' corner into the ground and fortunately for him the ball lands on top of the goal and not in it!
Mills tackles Mahrez and the ball goes behind for a corner
Mahrez attempts a cheeky dink from the edge of the box but the ball lands wide
Bodgan makes a splendid save down to his right to keep out Drinkwater's piledriver from distance
The referee says there is no wrong doing and play resumes
Jutkiewicz has hit the deck chasing a loose ball following a collision with Morgan
The visitors are finding it difficult to break through the deep Bolton back line
Knockaert's corner is collected by Bogdan
Wheater then blocks a James shot behind for a corner
Trotter gets his body in the way of a Drinkwater thunderbolt
Knockaert's dinked cross to the back-post is headed clear by White
Ream played the ball straight to Mahrez at the edge of the area but Knight bailed his teammate out of trouble with a superb sliding tackle
Hall knocks Da Laet to the floor as he attempted to latch on to a Ream through ball, free-kick Leicester
Jutkiewicz is inches away from connecting with Hall's pin-point cross from the left after brilliant build-up play by Chungy who was fouled a number of times as he brought Bolton forwards
Mills' ball over the top finds Jutkiewicz but the striker strayed into an offside position
Leicester are attempting to draw out the deep Bolton defence by toying with the ball at the halfway line
Knight volleys clear James' corner
Mahrez's pass bounces off Knight and goes behind for a corner
Which ends with Bogdan saving and holding a James effort from distance
Mills looked to play a lofted square pass to Wheater but got it horribly wrong and gifted the visitors an attacking throw-in
Hall's corner is aimed at Wheater but he is beaten in the air by Morgan
De Laet's tackle on Jutkiewicz wins Bolton a corner
Mahrez cuts in from the left and shoots wide of the near post
Nugent heads Konchesky's cross wide
Knockaert robs Wheater of possession and trips as he is closing down on goal
Patient build-up play from the Wanderers ends with Spearing's clever reverse pass finding Jutkiewicz who had little time and rushed his shot over the crossbar
Indecision from White allowed Mahrez to enter the box unchallenged and Bogdan got down low to push his shot clear
Knight heads James' corner clear
Bogdan turns Mahrez's shot behind for a corner
Zat Knight dribbles the ball out of defence but overhits his pass to Hall as he looked to set Bolton on the attack
Wheater clears Mahrez's shot off the line with Bogdan beaten, knockaert skies the rebound
A driving run from Trotter slides in Jutkiewicz who shoots first time and is easily saved by Schmeichel
The Wanderers are enjoying playing the ball around the defence now after a fair bit of Leicester pressure
Bolton have started with a three man defence - Wheater, Knight & Mills - with White and Ream tucking into full-back to make five when the visitors have the ball
Hall's delivery is cleared by the first defender
Chungy releases Hall down the left who is fouled parallel to the 18-yard line, free-kick Bolton
James' corner is headed behind by Chungy, and Knight heads Knockaert's following corner clear
Knockaert's corner is headed behind for another corner
King's shot is deflected behind for a corner
Chungy and Hall link up in the box but run in to danger
Neat one-touch passing down the left freed Konchesky and his dangerous cross was cleared by Mills
Knockaert's corner is clawed away by Bogdan
James' inswinging free-kick is headed behind by Jutkiewicz for a corner
White gives away a free-kick five-yards outside the Bolton penalty area, slightly to the left
Leicester get the first-half underway
The players are now out and going through their pre-match rituals
Players will be wearing black armbands today by special request of Chung-Yong Lee in tribute to lives lost in that dreadful ferry disaster.
A little over 10 minutes to kick-off
A Leicester victory tonight would make them the third team in nine years to win a league title at the Reebok
He last officiated Bolton in October in a 1-1 home draw against Ipswich
Tonights referee is David Webb from Lancashire
@MarcIles Bout time Robinson got on. Dougie bigged him up.— @pclangdon 22 April 2014
@MarcIles flabbergasted!— @LTJStaszko 22 April 2014
@MarcIles happy for white to start and happy for baptiste out fullstop. Not happy if playing 5 at back— @icedgraphics 22 April 2014
@MarcIles excited to be honest.. Times like this are made to experiment hopefully it has a positive effect against the leaders #bwfc— @Jj786bwfc 22 April 2014
@MarcIles not having seen wheater at right back against Blackburn away a few years ago- criminal display— @1darrenbutler 22 April 2014
@MarcIles thought spearing and trotter were holding players - we don'y need anymore (lol)— @Nidgster 22 April 2014
However ex-Manchester United midfielder Danny Drinkwater also has seven goals to his name and a bag full of assists
@MarcIles good to see him give youth a go! Not seen a successful back 5 for a long time! #bwfc— @S8PPE 22 April 2014
@MarcIles experiment when you are safe to do so go for it— @1darrenbutler 22 April 2014
@MarcIles Loving the bench, Today will help the youngster's development, but I'm not counting on a result. Good to see from Dougie though.— @BwfcJake 22 April 2014
The visitors' main threat comes in the form of striker David Nugent who has 19 league goals to his name this term
@MarcIles a bit negative for me, nothing to win or lose so why not play usual formation but give the kids a go as well ?— @martinjohnson81 22 April 2014
@MarcIles well in dougie! Perfect— @bdpullen 22 April 2014
@MarcIles I have a positive feeling for some reason!— @SamWalkden96 22 April 2014
7:19pm Tue 22 Apr 14
J J J J says
so 5-2-2-1? and youngsters on the bench? What?! still looking for positive result.
So it's five at the back for Freedman and five youngsters on the bench!
Hayden White makes his first Bolton start this evening
BWFC subs: Lonergan, Beckford, Robinson, Threlkeld, Kellett, Iliev, Lester
Three changes in total for Wanderers; Hutton, Danns and Beckford are replaced by White, Knight and Hall
BWFC starting XI: Bogdan, Wheater, Mills, Knight, White, Ream, Spearing, Trotter, Lee, Hall, Jutkiewicz
Leicester subs - Hammond, Dyer, Moore, Taylor-Fletcher, Logan, Phillips, Woods.
Leicester have released their team - Schmiechel; De Laet, Morgan, Wasleiwski, Konchesky; Knockaert, James, Drinkwater, King, Mahrez; Nugent.
Will Wanderers do their Lancashire rivals a favour, though?
Leicester can win the league tonight with a win. Draw and they still hold a five-point gap on Burnley with two games to play.
Good evening folks and welcome to Matchday Live - teams should be up very shortly.
Matchday Live will be back at around 7pm with all the pre-match gossip and team news. Match commentary will start at 8pm.
Leicester City 0 Wanderers 5
The Whites announced their return to the Premier League with a resounding win at Filbert Street.
More than 2,000 travelling fans were delirious by half time, as Sam Allardyce’s side led 4-0 in their first top flight game in three years.
Kevin Nolan opened the scoring on 15 minutes and then grabbed a second shortly after Michael Ricketts had opened his account for the season.
Man of the match Per Frandsen scored a fourth on the stroke of half time before wrapping up the rout seven minutes from the end.
Leicester’s fans called for the head of manager Peter Taylor, who would last just one more month before being replaced by Dave Bassett.
Wanderers 3 Leicester City 1
There were few highlights in the 1982/83 season, which ended in relegation for John McGovern’s men.
One of them was a 3-1 win over Gordon Milne’s Leicester, who would go on to earn promotion to the First Division later that season.
Wayne Foster, Mick Doyle and Chris Thompson scored the goals for Bolton, while Ian Wilson added the consolation for the Foxes.
Leicester, with a strike force including future England stars Gary Lineker and Alan Smith, would seal promotion after an appeal from Fulham, who lost their chance to leapfrog them on the final day of the season by losing to Derby.
Wanderers 3 Leicester City 3
Wanderers were en route to a record fourth-placed finish in the top flight, and arrested a run of three straight defeats with this draw at Burnden Park.
Leicester’s Scottish full-back John Oglive scored at both ends, while John Chalmers on the opposite flank also put through his own net.
Dennis Stevens made it 3-1 for Bolton before Gordon Willis and Ken Leek pulled Leicester level once more.
Wanderers met Leicester again at Filbert Street just three days later, drawing 0-0, by which time they had also sandwiched in a 4-1 victory over Tottenham.
FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS
Legendary goalkeeper, pictured, whose club career spanned an amazing 30 years.
He broke into regular football with his hometown club and made his debut against Everton as a 16-year-old. He made more than 250 appearances for the Foxes and became an England regular before moving on to Stoke City in 1974.
Two decades and more than 1,000 games later, he accepted an offer from Bruce Rioch to provide short-term cover for the play-off run-in, playing against Wolves in the semi-final first leg.
Wanderers 1985-1986 & 1997-2003
Leicester City 1992-1997
Defender who started at Wanderers as a youth before being released and ending up at Leeds United via non league Witton Albion. He won a league title with Leeds before moving to Filbert Street and helping the club win the 1997 League Cup.
Whitlow signed for Wanderers again in 1997 and became a true stalwart of the team, twice helping the club back into the top flight.
Signed for Leicester in a massive £2.5million deal in 2001 but suffered relegation in his first season at the club.
He struggled on the Foxes’ return to the top flight and scored an own goal against Wanderers in a 1-1 draw at Filbert Street.
He would later sign for the Whites as back-up to Jussi Jaaskelainen but would never play a league game for the club. He did, however, make several cup appearances, including keeping goal in the first-ever European game against Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
ONE TO WATCH – Danny Drinkwater
The former Manchester United trainee has grown into one of the best players outside the Premier League under Nigel Pearson’s tutelage.
Possessing a great range of passing and excellent positioning, the 24-year-old makes Leicester City tick – and has barely missed a beat this season.
Drinkwater has played 46 games in all competitions this season and weighed in with eight goals.
LEICESTER CITY TEAM NEWS
Sixteen-goal striker Jamie Vardy is likely to miss the game with a groin injury, while ex-Wanderers target Jeff Schlupp could also sit out after limping out of Saturday’s 1-0 win over QPR.
Paul Konchesky should be drafted in on the left side of the Foxes defence.
Zoumana Bakaogo is the only other injury absentee with a knee problem.
Expected line-up (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; De Laet, Wasliewski, Morgan, Konchesky; Drinkwater, Hammond; Knockaert, King, Mahrez; Nugent.
WANDERERS TEAM NEWS
Wanderers will again be without Mark Davies, who has been missing since the victory over Blackpool on March 25 with a groin injury.
Medo Kamara, pictured, should be back in contention after pulling out of the 0-0 draw with Charlton because of a stomach problem but Neil Danns will not be allowed to play against his parent club because of the terms of his loan.
Alan Hutton will also undergo a fitness test to see if he is over the knee injury that caused him to limp out at The Valley.
Andre Moritz (hamstring), Joe Riley (knee), Darren Pratley (shoulder) and Stuart Holden (knee) are all out for the season.
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